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  1. #1

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    Nov 17, 2013
    MacBook Pro dead!!!!
    Hi there,

    Hope someone can advise. I have a couple of questions???

    My mac book pro has just died on me after many years of good service.
    I took it to the apple shop and they told me it was the motherboard that was gone.
    They said it will be around 400 to replace so I'm wondering if if really worth it.

    Also Is there anyway of being able to get all the photos and music files I had saved on there as I never saved it separately, and I'd love to get my photos back.

    Many thanks for your help

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    McBie's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 26, 2008
    2013 MBA 13" - OS X 10.11
    If the disk in the machine is OK then getting your data back is easy. Take out the disk and put it in an external enclosure and mount it on your new ( or another OS X ) machine.
    Whether the repair is worth 400 quid is your call. :-)

    Cheers ... McBie
    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
    The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.

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    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Since you haven't told us what year/model this Mac BOOK Pro (not Mac Pro) is, it's difficult to say whether it is worth fixing or not. If it's older than 2010, I'd say no (but that's just my opinion).

    I hope you've learned a valuable lesson about backing up. Hopefully McBie's suggestion will work, but if you don't want to lose data you MUST backup your drives on a routine basis.

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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac late 2007 10.11.b4, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!
    I changed the Thread Title to Macbook Pro as that is what the machine is so people will know that see the title.

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